Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Welcomes Dr. Rizwan Rafiq as Chief of Psychiatry and Program Medical Director of Mental Health and Addictions Program

Chatham-Kent: October 25, 2017 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Rizwan Rafiq to Chatham-Kent. Dr. Rafiq will assume the role of Chief of Psychiatry and Program Medical Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Program. 
Dr. Rafiq earned his MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London, United Kingdom in 2007 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (D.A.B.A.M.). He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 2013 and completed a visiting Fellowship in TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) at Duke University, North Carolina in 2016. Dr. Rafiq has been a lecturer in Psychiatry at University of Ottawa since 2016. Dr. Rafiq comes to CKHA with a breadth of experience in medical leadership as he previously held the role of Chief of Psychiatry at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound.
Dr. Rizwan Rafiq
“I am motivated to hold the values and enforce the vision of CKHA as an exceptional community hospital, setting standards - exceeding expectations,” said Dr. Rizwan Rafiq. “I am determined to establish a collegial atmosphere and to improve quality of care of psychiatric patients.”
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Rafiq to CKHA and our Medical Advisory Committee. I’m confident he will thrive in his role as Chief of Psychiatry and Program Medical Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Program,” said Dr. Pervez Faruqi, Chief of Staff. “I look forward to working with him to improve the quality of medical care and the patient experience at CKHA.”
For more information please contact:
Nancy Kay
Director, Quality, Risk, Professional Practice and Medical Affairs
519.352.6401 ext. 6130
nkay [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca 

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